Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

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Product Highlights

  • Personal Home Entertainment Experience
  • Dual OLED HD Screens
  • Virtual 5.1 Surround Sound
  • HDMI Pass-Through
  • Watch Movies & Games in HD 2D & 3D
  • Bright, Clear, Dual OLED Screens
  • Clear Viewing with Adjustable Lenses
  • Lightweight Design
  • 3D Ready
  • Child Lock
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The HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer from Sony is a truly immersive experience offering both high definition 2D and 3D viewing with virtual surround sound. The unit is ideal for movies and gaming, while twin OLED screens deliver a high contrast image and the intimacy of your own personal cinema.

As long as it's connected, simply turn on your Personal 3D Viewer and whatever is on your TV will be instantly switched to the unit. As soon as it's powered down, the images will instantly pop back up on your TV.

Immersive 2D and 3D Experience
Strap on this wearable HDTV and feel like you're in your personal movie theater. The extraordinarily immersive 2D and 3D1 is unlike anything you've ever experienced
Virtual 5.1 Headphones Built-In
The built-in virtual 5.1 surround sound headphones deepen the experience by simulating a movie theater's surround sound
A 150" (3.8 m) Screen in Your Face
Strapping on the Head Mount Display is the equivalent of having your very own 150" (3.8 m) movie screen only twelve feet away, in either 2D or 3D
Adjustable for Comfort
The Head Mount Display is adjustable for head size and comfort. Surprisingly lightweight it provides the wearability you need to fully enjoy your favorite movies or games
Dual High Definition OLED Displays
OLED displays are known for outstanding brightness, contrast, color and clarity. OLED provides an independent, yet coordinated image for each eye. This means you get an exceptional 2D and 3D1 experience
HDMI Pass-Through
Keep the unit connected all the time. When the HMZ-T1 is turned on, the image is switched from your TV to the unit. Turn off the HMZ-T1, and the image is sent back to the TV
Video Features
Picture mode: standard; cinema; dynamic; custom
Picture settings: clear black; picture; brightness; color temperature; sharpness
Picture control for dark adaptation: yes
Pure image realizer: frame noise reduction; block noise reduction; mosquito noise reduction
SBM for video: yes
Convenience Features
Auto power off: yes (6 hours)
Prolonged viewing warning: yes (3 hours)
Video pass-through function: yes (when glasses are off)
Wearing sensor: yes
Audio Features
Linear PCM: 2/ 5.1
Preset audio mode: standard; cinema; game; pure AV; off (2ch)
Virtual surround: yes (5.1)
UPC: 027242838369
Inputs/Outputs HDMI Inputs and Outputs: 1 Input (HDMI 1.4a)/1 Through-Output (HDMI 1.4a)
HMD Outputs: 1 Output
Power Supply Voltage 120V (60Hz)
Color White
Headphones Driver Unit: Open Air Dynamic
Frequency Response: 12-24,000Hz
Impedance: 24
Maximum Input: 1,000mW (IEC)
Sensitivity : 106dB/mW
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display OLED Panel x 2
Resolution 1280 x 720
Field of View 45°
Gradation RGB 24-bit
Image Size 750" (19.1 m) at 65' (1.7 m) Distance (Effectively 150" (3.8 m) at 12' (3.7 m)
HDMI CEC Control: Play, Pause, Next, Previous, Fast-Forward, Fast-Rewind
Lens Lens Span Adjustment: 5 Steps
Dimensions Cable Length: 11.5' (3.5m) (Between Head Mounted Unit and Processor Unit)
Dimension (W x H x D): Approx. 8.3 x 7.7 x 4.3" (210 x 196 x 110mm) (Head Mounted Unit)/ Without Bands 7.1 x 1.4 x 6.6" (180 x 36 x 168mm) (Processor Unit)
Weight Unit: Approx 14.8 oz (420g)- Headmounted Unit (Cable Not Included)/ 1 lb. 5oz (600 g)- Processor Unit
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 11.6 x 10.8"
Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer
  • Instruction Manual
  • Nose Supporter
  • AC Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Shield for Outside Light
  • HDMI Cable
  • Forehead Supporter
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    SonyHMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Finaly, a personal viewer THAT WORKS!!!

    By snooper71

    from Ormstown, QC, Canada

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer


    • 1080p source accepted
    • Cross talk free 3D
    • Easy To Set Up
    • External connection
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound Quality


    • Claustrophobic beware
    • Weight
    • Wired

    Best Uses

    • Attached to Computer
    • Bedroom
    • Home
    • Movies
    • Video Games

    Comments about Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer:

    I read many, MANY reviews before purchasing this item as the initial investment for new/unkown product is quite high and I must say, this personal 3d viewer does NOT DISAPOINT!!!

    The initial head adjustment was a pain but once this step is finished, everything becomes a breeze. The setup menu is easy to follow and the options are clear and easy to understand even for beginners.

    Viewing from regular HD source such as Blu-ray player or HD receiver is quite simply spectacular. The image quality offered by the dual OLED screens is gorgeous, deep blacks, vibrant colors and exceptional clarity.

    This viewer gave me THE BEST 3d experience at home. Even better than my top of the line 55inch 3D Samsung plasma tv. There is no lag, the pop effect and illusion of depth is unmatched by any other 3d products I have been given the chance to try to this day. Best of all? there is NO CROSS TALK!!!!

    2D Gaming:
    Hooking this thing up to my PS3 was a gift from heaven!!! The vibrancy of the colors, the contrast, the brightness all come together to make a gamers immersion top notch. The closed nature of the device rids of all outside distraction making the gaming experience that much better and the sound quality is superior than any TV set available today (TV speakers that is)

    3D gaming:
    Uncharted 3 from Naughty dog was the first game I tried. I did feel a little disoriented at first so I did not play it more than 10 minutes without feeling nauseous. killzone 3 by Guerrila Games on the other hand felt more natural while playing in 3d. I will need to experience more to get used to gaming in 3d with the viewer.

    Sound quality:
    The virtual 5.1 effect is pretty good I must say. I am not an audiophile so my review on sound is pretty limited. I did enjoy the quality for myself especially watching movies like Bad Boys, Ghost Rider 2, Avatar etc...

    Overall experience:
    EVERYONE (except claustrophobic) has to try this viewer, go out in a retail store if you have to and wrap your head inside this thing!!! the closed nature of the viewer makes everything else in the room go away!!! Leaving you with a complete immersion into the movie (or game) you are watching... BEWARE of people around you as I have been scared a few times by one of my children approaching and touching me!!!!

    this review makes this product sound great doesnt it? Well IT IS!!! BUT.... Yes, there is a but (or 2 even) The plastic used for the price of the item SEEM a little flimsy and low quality. This must have to do with the weight of it to begin with, I can only imagine how heavy it would be with top of the line plastic materials and this brings me to my second problem with the viewer. WEIGHT... the viewer itself is not heavy per-se but once you have it on your head for a certain amount of time, it gets very heavy and unconfortable. I have found myself holding the device after 25-30 minutes of movie watching. the best way to use it in my opinion is to lay yourself at an angle where the personal viewer rests on your head rather than sitting straight where the unit seems to weight itself down (gravity I suppose!!!)

    Special notes:
    You do not have to watch your movie alone!!! There is a HDMI out connection that allows a TV to be connected and the signal is split permitting everyone else around you without a personal viewer to watch the same source. Of course, they will not share the great experience you are but still!!!

    While the OLED screens are said to be 720p, the viewer does accept 1080p signal. I was able to watch my Blu-ray movies without converting to a 720p out signal.

    Best audio/video purchase I have made since... EVER!!!

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